New Works of Oral History of Islamic Revolution Cultural Front

Memory-Narrating with "Moraba-ye Gol-e Mohammadi (Damask rose Jam)" and "Revolution of Roles"

Book of "Moraba-ye Gol-e Mohammadi: memories of life-skill teachers of 1360s (SH)/1980s of East Azerbaijan" researched by Hossein Vahid Rezaeinia and compiled by Ruhollah Rashidi, was published by office for Studies of Cultural Front of Islamic Revolution and Office of Maaref Publication on winter 2018.

Overview of the book “Risk of Avalanche”

Three war memories

“Risk of Avalanche: three war memories” is the fourth book of the Habil series about war. Arma publication in Isfahan has recently published this book authored by Hessam Mazaheri in February 2018. The author has described in the introduction that: “Memoirs of war published outnumber any other content pertaining the Iran and Iraq published so far. A large number of new memoirs are published every year in various forms (self-authored, co-authored, oral history). The list of martyrs biography shall be added to this number.

Books for remembering three martyrs

“Flying from Fav”, “Yaqub Eyes” and “The Frontline of Fighting”

Mehri Sadeqi in the book “Flying from Fav: A Review of Biography and Memoirs of Martyr Farhang Haji Qorbani” (August 24, 1939 – May 13, 1986) has introduced the martyr according to what his family, comrades and friends have said. These memoirs have obtained in 20 hours of interview with these individuals. This 144-page book has been released by Sayeh Gostar Publications the headquarters of which is in the city of Qazvin in 2017.

Martyr Students As Narrated By Their History

During years 1394 and 1395 (SH), a collection titled "The Elites of Science and Sacrifice", in memoriam of martyr students, ordered by National Congress of Students Martyrs was compiled and edited and published by Fatehan Publication. Fatehan Publication sent a multitude of this collection to Oral History Website of Iran, which we will review them on the occasion of day of student martyrs (January 6).

It was released

Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Oral History

It was stated in the introduction: "Oral history as complementary of contemporary historiography considers many aspects of human existence and human relationships that are not identified by a quantitative tool, and through qualitative approach, according to human experiences, attempts to consider the dimensions from perspective of people who have experienced a subject or event. In compiling this book, the author, using qualitative research method, draws a framework in all stages of the work including ...

About the Fourth Book of Series of "Historians and Narrators of Battle Scenes"

All the Threes: Lesson, Front, and Narrating

"Historians and Narrators of Battle Scenes; The Third Course of Mofid School; Martyr Narrators: Hossein Jalayipour, Mohsen Feiz, Hamid Salehi" research and interviewed by Somayeh Hosseini and Morteza Ghazi and wrote by Morteza Ghazi, is one of the published works by Center for Holy Defense Documents and Research in 2017.

Memories of Mohammad Sam Kermani and...

Two Interviews Which Became a Book Titled "Your Majesty Be Carefree!"

"Your Majesty Be Carefree (in Persian: Khater Ala Hazrat Asudeh)!" is memoirs and untold words of Mohammad Sam Kermani (1924-2015), one of ministries of Interior and Intelligence and Tourism of Pahlavi regime. This 680-page book was produced by Hamid Davoodabadi and Nargol Publication released it in summer of 2017.

A Travel to Qajar Era

When Writing a Memoir Was a Secret Historiography

“Writing a Memoir and Its Place in Qajar Era Historiography: recognizing types of memoirs and reviewing evolution of writing a memoir in Qajar era based on influence of the constitutional revolution on this phenomenon and valuing status of this stream in historiography of Qajar era” is full title of a book by Somayeh Abbasi in four chapters and 240 pages. This book was published by Sokhanvaran Publication in 2017.

The issue 4 of “Oral History” Biquarterly released

Oral history as a classroom tool

The Issue 4 of the expert-scientific “Oral History” with the publication date of autumn and winter of the year 1395 solar Hijri calendar (autumn 2016 and winter 2017) has been recently released. The owner of the biquarterly is the National Library and Archive of Islamic Republic of Iran. The editor-in-chief of the journal is Mohammad Javad Moradiniaand its executive editor Gholam Reza Azizi. The editorial board of the journal issue 4 are ...

The life story of some of Khuzestani youth became a book

The memoirs of guys of Jazayeri mosque in Ahvaz

The book "Homage; the memoirs of a mosque in Ahvaz" is compiled by Ali Maserati, and it is delivered to bookstores by the Office of Culture and Studies of Resistance of Art Center Provincial Affairs and the Publication of Sureh Mehr. This book is compiled in 575 pages. Each chapter consists special topics are derived from narrated events of the chapters. Some of the topics are mentioned as follows:

Memoir Verification

One important question concerning publication of oral history literature is the extent to which the narrator is to be trusted? Is it the obligation of the oral history scholar to verify the memories? Is the scholar allowed to argue with the narrator? Does such literature fit the criteria of an historical resource?
Convoy Narrator of "When Moonlight Was Lost" on the Last Day of Fall

Memory Is "I", Let us Think About "We"

Ayatollah Khamenei wrote a letter of congratulation and condolence for martyrdom of Ali Khoshlafz, the sacred defense veteran and narrator of "When Moonlight Was Lost (Vaghti Mahtab Gom Shod)" on December 20, 2017. The letter is as follows:
An interview with Zahra Sabzeh Ali about her book “Deldadeh”

Memory-writing for the sake of social impact

The seeing of a small photo from martyr Alireza Mahini prompted Zahra Sabzeh Ali to collect the memoirs of this martyr who was from Bushehr and a commander of irregular wars. The result of the work is presented with the assistance of the Art Center and Sooreh Mehr Publications. The release of the book “Deldadeh” or beloved became a pretext for the website of Iranian Oral History to have an interview with her:
About Oral History Production

To Maintain Questions or Not? Is crucial

Production and final setting of the interview content is an important aspect and the oral history scholars have to be well versed on the details and act responsibly. The following have to be taken into consideration: